Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 March 2017
The building that I worked in had a fantastic gym facility that was accessible year round. The fee was very reasonable and there was also a fitness instructor available for tips and suggestions on my fitness goal.
Junior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 16 March 2017
I was only there for a summer position, but I felt I learned a decent amount from working there. I would not call my time with them exceptional in any particular way, but the overall experience was a positive one and I would definitely work there again if given the opportunity.
Nothing horrible, fair wage, solid management
Nothing amazing, felt my being there wasn't really noticed
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 January 2017
Work at the call centre can be hectic at times when call volumes are high but the pay is very good for customer service work and the benefits are excellent. The environment is very supportive thanks to management and it is truly like working with a close-knit family. You are left to make your own decisions and you are fully supported in doing that. Unfortunately, I had to move on after a limited term ended so I do wish there was more room for advancement/job security but other than that, I would highly recommend working at The City of Calgary.
Great management, great benefits, good work environment
Swim Instructor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 November 2016
The City of Calgary Swim Instructor position is a fun, flexible and empowering job. Instructors get to work with kids, adults and seniors in a linear progressive program that branches of as swimming ability improves.
Customer Contact Rep (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 October 2016
I have lived in Calgary all my life and working at 311 Customer Contact Centre has expanded my city knowledge. There were days when I would take the same call inquires and other days, I would learn more each day.
No sales targets, customer service experience, great people to work with, like family
Senior Business Analyst/Technical Writer/Tester (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 September 2016
My experience with the City of Calgary for the most part was enjoyable. The work was challenging and I learned something new every day. I had never used or worked with Integraph CAD system, and enjoyed the challenge of learning a new system. I wrote modules that were going to be used to train or refresh City Fire and EMTs. In addition to the modules, I also wrote test cases. These cases allowed the user to create new Stations/Units, etc. The hardest part of the job was that we were in a huge building, but isolated from the main area. I'm used to working in a more diverse environment. In addition, there was no cafeteria on site and it took 20 minutes to get anything to eat. Lastly, I was contracted through Manpower to the job and the pay, for my skill set, was not up to standard.
Working through Manpower the salary was not up to my expectations.
HUMAN RESOURCES ANALYST (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 June 2016
I started my career with The City over nine years ago. I started in an inbound Human Resources Service Centre and worked my way up until I reached HR Analyst. The best part of my job is working with my clients and working on complex and challenging cases. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping others. A typical day at The City includes phone calls, lots of emails and drop ins with inquiries, cases and project work. Then there are meetings to learn and share from colleagues, talk to the Director and regular meetings with clients. I feel blessed to have worked at such a great company and would like to move out East to learn a new culture, processes, collective agreements, etc.
Own office, parking, co-workers, relationship building, flexible, great benefits, pension, vacation and pay
Senior Energy Engineer (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 11 June 2016
Excellent work and life balance. Great package and compensation. Flexible management. If you like to grow you always have an opportunity to work around. Professional growth is their number one priority.
Operator/Labourer (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 May 2016
Great place to work. Shift work is an issue. Management is a little off, they could have managers/foreman that are more qualified. A lot to learn between equipment, learning to work with crews, growing.
Recreation Leader II (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 March 2016
- Responsible for a large number of children at day camps, the children were 3-12 years of age - Ensure safe environment for all children; clear area of physical dangers - Plan and organize crafts and activities for the children - Explain and ensure children follow the rules of the programs - Lead and organize the children in fun and safe activities
Learned alot of new things, example maintanence of lawn care and hand tools.
Yard Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 February 2016
Really enjoyed showing up for work daily M-F from 8am-4pm was very well respected and really enjoyed new things which I use daily on my own lawn care maintenance and was able to teach my teenage son and my 10 year old son, much useful skill I could share with family.